Skip Maine state header navigation
Skip First Level Navigation | Skip All Navigation
|Home | Contact Us | Online Services |Publications | News|
Charles P. Mattocks Solicitous Friends Transcript
Conscript Camp, Mackie’s Island
To His Excellency Gov. Coburn:
I have been informed that I have of late been somewhat flatteringly recommended to Your Excellency as a fit officer for promotion. While I feel highly complemented to be brought to the notice of the State’s Chief Magistrate, I must at the same time beg leave to state that I do not at present desire, expect nor deserve promotion. There are other Captains who outrank me in the Regt. and to whom I am willing to resign all claims – if I have any.
I have never yet asked nor authorized any one to use my name with a view to the Majority of the 17th Regt. When we have a Col. I shall always be willing to abide by his selections. What promotion or advantage I can not gain through a strictly military source, I do not desire.
Hoping that you will not again be troubled by any of my solicitous friends, I have the honor to be, Sir,
Most truly your obd’t servant,
|Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.|